By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The vast majority of calls a 911 dispatcher fields during a shift usually involve bad news and sometimes tragic endings. That wasn't the case Wednesday when Paula Wilson talked a woman through the birth of a healthy baby girl.
A Berkeley County dispatcher for more than six years, Wilson was nearing the end of her shift when a woman called in at about 3:25 p.m., telling her a woman she was with was in labor.
"She was really nervous, but she did a good job. She followed all the directions," Wilson said. Wilson dispatched an ambulance to the Nadenbousch Lane home near Martinsburg and told the caller to get the woman to lay down on the floor.